Bluey is a Blue Partridge Brahma with a twisted spine. Lays eggs fine and went broody 4-5 weeks ago. As I have had a glut of broodies, I rationed her to two eggs as she wasn't listening to anyone who told her we don't want more chicks. Oh dear....rookie broody....she was (apparently) startled about day 18, water knocked over etc. She broke one egg and ate the contents, all apart from the legs that is. Day 21 and I found her sitting on a dead chick. I don't know what happened. Bluey thinks she has a chick.....clucks and calls when I give her food.....returns to the brooding spot in the agricultural shed etc. For 3 days now I have taken her out of the shed and tried to get her to integrate with the others who free range. I don't have any chicks I can pass to her and suppliers have stopped selling them now due to the time of year. Today she seemed to be a bit more settled and was feeding with the others this morning. However, she is now missing.....I've searched high and low, but it's a big site.....no sign of her. I guess she is sitting with her imaginary eggs or protecting her imaginary chicks somewhere. This morning a large and fairly fearless fox crossed one of our fields not many yards away from me, so I fear that I won't see her again. So I am frantically calling Bluey....please come home before nightfall.